Sunday, August 23, 2015 – A Message from Father Ken
Dear Friends in Christ,
He is the “Way, the Truth and the Life”!
The readings calls us to “obedience” which calls us to listen with our heart and spirit!
The readings refer to the Eucharist as “true bread and true drink” – food for the journey unto Eternal Life.
The Liturgy of the Word also refer to the “nuptial – marriage “ relationship of Christ and the Church and how each disciple is called to that nuptial relationship in marriage, in single life, in celibacy and consecrated life and Holy Orders.
It is the language of “subordination” – authority; right relationship with God, mutual reverence and respect, listening, compassion, sacrifice, self-emptying and Christic LOVE!
“Christ is the Head of the Church”; we are called to love by self – emptying, sacrificial love for the Lord and one another.
There is a mutual, partnering friendship and relationship. The language of love is not one of control and dominance, who’s at the head and at the top but rather one is poor, humble and the one who is servant, giver and lover!
“Lord, your words are Spirit and Life, you have the words of everlasting life”.
Peace and Blessings! Enjoy the final days of summer!
“The gift you have received, give as a gift” Matthew 10:8
Scripture Study/ Faith Sharing (Library)
September 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Legion of Mary – Library
September 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am
September 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Adult Faith Enrichment (Library)
September 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Scripture Study/Faith Sharing (Library)
September 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
First Friday Liturgy (Chapel)
September 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am
First Friday at the Bridges
September 4, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Prayer and Care Committee Meeting – Library
September 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Youth Group Meeting – Youth Room
September 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Labor Day – Parish Office Closed
September 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God's plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen.